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Operation "Danny"

Thomas Koehle

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Gents,

just found some interesting info on the WWW about an "Operation Danny" ...

So far what info i got there was USMC 514 involved which was one of the Marine Corsair squadrons trained to strike V2 Rocket sites in the ETO from Navy Escort Carriers as a part of Project Danny. (Text copied from "US MILITARIA FORUM")

Does anyone has any more Details about this Operation?

Does anyone maybe knows whether these guys where equipped with A2 jackets?

Just as a teaser pic of a duffle-bag from a guy who was obviously part of that Training - unfortunately the only pic i have

 

falcon_ib

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Hey Thomas, there's not a lot of info online, but here's what I found on VMF-514 from this site: https://vmf-213.com/Marine-Squadron-VMF-514-VMTB-144-USS-Salerno-Bay.html


Pilots posing for photos on a Corsair, most likely in Southern California. Looks like mostly M422-series jackets with several M444/M445s

Also on the website is a roster and activities log from Feb 1944 to Jan 1946. Hope this helps!
 

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Thomas Koehle

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Hey Thomas, there's not a lot of info online, but here's what I found on VMF-514 from this site: https://vmf-213.com/Marine-Squadron-VMF-514-VMTB-144-USS-Salerno-Bay.html


Pilots posing for photos on a Corsair, most likely in Southern California. Looks like mostly M422-series jackets with several M444/M445s

Also on the website is a roster and activities log from Feb 1944 to Jan 1946. Hope this helps!
Interesting Details,
Awesome Investigation!

THX a lot!
 
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